Anyone know if its French ww2
Looks like an Italian M16 to me but the pictures are real poor. Do I see a 2nd hole partially covered at the bottom of the emblem?
Let's see what others have to say but here is a good site on the Italian M16. If you go to the home tab, you can also view the French M26 for comparison.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
The pictures are awful, but the way the liner mounts points to it being and M26. It is unusual to see a comb that is not riveted on, but if you follow this link to the bottom setcion there is an Artillery helmet the same style of manufcature.
.: World War Helmets - Casque Adrian dit modèle 23 :.
Paint looks original and the French green rather than the Italian grey.
Guys I ended up winning it for $51, sorry for the bad pics I took them from my phone but here's the link to the auction with better pics of it, the dome is what been throwing me off
WWI or WWII French or Italian Helmet w Badge | eBay
Thanks battle gear for posting pictures, have you seen other French helmets like this or is this the first one like it and is it me or does it have a name scratch into the brim
Last edited by chevyfan2k9; 11-04-2014 at 07:02 AM.
translation from the World War helmets site:
These helmets are considered experimental, are not described in the Official Bulletin (OB) and are simply referred to as "new model" in the official notes. For convenience they are also called "transition models", collectors include them under the general designation, but unofficial helmet "model 23".